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Nashville Fun on the 4th of July!

Wood Personnel is proud to be a part of our great nation.  So, in honor of our country’s “birthday,” we’re sharing this list of fun things to do in and around Nashville this 4th of July, as well as a few interesting facts about the holiday:


Nashville Fireworks

This year, the fireworks at the Music City July 4th celebration is slated to be the biggest in the country! Butch Sypridon, the President of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp, has given organizers a big enough budget to make the Nashville fireworks larger than New York City’s. The display is sure to be amazing and will be set to the live music of the Nashville Symphony.

Visit Music City’s website for a complete listing of events, dates and times.


Let Freedom Sing – Music City July 4th Concerts

This year, Music City is hosting a two-day celebration of our nation’s independence, featuring performances by Martina McBride and Mikky Ekko. In addition to live music, families can enjoy the McDonalds® Family Fun Zone on 5th Avenue. Best of all? The event is free!

Need more information?  Follow this link to the Music City website.


4th of July Parade

If a parade is more your style, take your family to watch the Franklin on the Fourth parade on Main Street in downtown Franklin, TN. At 10 a.m. the square will be bustling with music, children’s activities, food, crafts, as well as other things to do and see!

For more information, visit the Visit Williamson County website.


Finally, a few fun facts about 4th of July:

  • Independence Day was first celebrated in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776.
  • The word “patriotism” comes from the Latin “patria,” which means “homeland” or “fatherland.”
  • Two presidents, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, died on Independence Day, July 4, 1826.
  • In July 1776, our nation had approximately 2.5 million people.  This July 4th, our population is estimated at over 321 million.

From all of us at Wood Personnel, your Nashville staffing agency, have a wonderful holiday!